About Toots Thielemans:
Toots Thielemans is a Belgian jazz musician. He is known for his guitar and harmonica playing, as well as his whistling skills.
The harmonica is a great instrument.
You can be in Tokyo or Alberta at four in the morning in your hotel and you can still practice if you feel like it. A trombone cannot do that at four in the morning.
And if I have a strong point, it's that I like to believe it's not cheap or schmaltzy sentimentality.
My father bought me a little cardboard accordion, and when I was three I got this little machine.
Today jazz is still very much alive. Everywhere I go there's a new generation of musicians.
Well, being a jazz musician is not a rose garden!
My parents had a pub and each Sunday there was an accordionist. They have told me that when I was in my cradle, I already was imitating the gestures of the musician.